Daniel BardAfter the Providence Journal reported this morning that the Boston Red Sox had called up Daniel Bard from Triple-A, they made it official this afternoon.

To make room on the 25-man and 40-man rosters, the Red Sox have designated lefty reliever Javier Lopez for assignment.

Lopez has struggled all season going 0-2 with a 9.26 ERA. In 11 games with the PawSox, Bard was 1-0 with a 1.12 ERA and 6 saves. In 16 innings, he struck out 29 batters and walked 5.